Juan Pablo Zelaya, of Bay Shore, sentenced to 50 years to life in rape case

During both 2012 attacks, he told the girls

During both 2012 attacks, he told the girls to go into a bedroom saying he wanted to pray with them.

WOODBURY - A Bay Shore man convicted of raping two girls was sentenced Monday to 50 years to life in one of the cases.

Juan Pablo Zelaya, 30, was sentenced today following a March conviction in the rape of an 11-year-old girl.

Zelaya was convicted last year of raping a 10-year-old girl. He was sentenced to 25 years to life in that case.

In both 2012 attacks, he told the girls to go into a bedroom saying he wanted to pray with them.

Prosecutors say that Zelaya will be deported back to his native El Salvador if he is ever paroled.

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